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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Jul 21, 2008 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

All right WHARFRAT and bluedevil, now you've done it with your positive comments on 1984. Been working on a best of 80's list for awhile - so I'll just daringly offer my top ten for a very unpopular year - 1984 !!
No particular order -

1. 11/2/84
2. 10/20/84
3. 10/9/84
4. 10/12/84
5. 7/4/84
6. 12/31/84
7. 6/30/84
8. 4/1/84
9. 4/21/84
10. 5/8/84

If you're into the 80's at all, I guarantee you'll enjoy each and every one of these shows. Some great Shakedowns, China>Riders, Help>Slipknots and Wharf Rats.

Talk amongst yourselves while I reload ... .** *** ~~@@

Dr. Flashback :-)

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Jul 21, 2008 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

thanx for the list dr.
I was just poking sround with this sudden
free time i have. lots of shakedowns to check out
from '84 as well as the h>s>f.

yeah not so bad of a year for a bad year after all :)

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 21, 2008 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

thank you doctor, for your diligence and research; had a lot of '84 tapes back in the day, it's not really my year for shows, however, i have been stumbling across a good one more often than not of late; here's one that is not on your list, but that for some reason, i really, really enjoy:

Niagra Falls Convention Center
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-04-17.fob.mccue.ford.79670.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jul 23, 2008 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-10-14.senn421.pauline.miller.91385.sbeok.flac16

Had a listenable AUD copy of this forever and now there's a remaster/rework/digital modification that a few cats around here are so good at.

Great show, made better thanks to the hard work of folks round here.

Muchos Gracias

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Poster: sunmonster Date: Jul 21, 2008 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

Thanks, Dr! I'm an unabashed fan of '84 (I know we're all partial to our heyday), and I appreciate your suggesting some non-obvious choices in the mix.

I'll add a few to your list (though I'm not suggesting they're any better than your top 10):

6/10/84
6/14/84
7/13-15/84 (obvious, I know)
10/11/84
10/14/84
10/17/84

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 21, 2008 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=103996

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 21, 2008 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

Hello Good Dr! - Glad to see you exercising your GD knowledge.

Hope all is well.

Thanks for the 84's.......I'm always lookin for a shove in some di-rection.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jul 22, 2008 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

"Been working on a best of 80's list for awhile - so..."

I'm interested, esp for the Tiger guitar period, having spent so much time in '68-74.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jul 21, 2008 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

and some great Jack Straws!!

here's the Syracuse monster from the vault

http://dead.net/features/tapers-section/october-22-october-28-2007

I think I liked 4/20 with the great Scarlet > Fire best, but I forget most of those shows. probably time to jump back in ....

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Jul 21, 2008 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

Indeed (Jack Straws). Both 7/15 (see above) and 4/20 could easily be included in my list, and were hard contenders.

I'm full aware this year is full of uninspired, if not sloppy shows. Jerry was deep into the Persian, and his playing often
suffered.
Nonetheless, the good shows when the magic worked shine out even brighter, IMHO, and I've always been a 1984 fan.
See if the Wharf Rat from 11/2/84 doesn't shiver your timbers. Brent's B-3 playing is over the top.

Dr. Flashback :-)

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jul 21, 2008 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

yes, the 11/2 Wharf Rat. shivers indeed.

I went through 12/31 on Saturday, and that's a pretty good show. the Baby Blue is one of my favorite performances of the 80's, and the Fire, while not a best ever type, gets an A+ for the heroic effort alone.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 21, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

I'm confused - does the Headmaster consider this a proper topic for forum posting?

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jul 21, 2008 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dr.'s Top Ten 1984 - no joke !

Irvine 4/7/84 is another decent show from the spring tour. The Sailor > Saint > Deal ending the 1st set of 6/30/84 kicks ass too. The Friday and Sunday Greeks are on my list too...